Chieko Baisho

Chieko Baisho

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1941-06-29 (80 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Kita, Tokyo, Japan

109 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: 倍賞千恵子 · Baisho Chieko · 倍賞 千恵子 · Baishō Chieko · Chieko Baishō · Chieko Baishô · Baishô Chieko · Baishou Chieko · Chieko Baishou · 倍赏千惠子 · 바이쇼 치에코

Biography

Chieko Baisho (倍賞 千恵子, Baishō Chieko, born June 29, 1941) is a Japanese actress and singer.In Japan, she is well known for her performance as Sakura in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series from 1969 until 1995. In addition, she has acted in many films directed by Yōji Yamada since the 1960s. She won the award for best actress at the 5th Hochi Film Award for A Distant Cry from Spring.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Arc

Arc

2021
Set in the near future, Rina lives a wandering life and she meets Ema. Ema becomes a mentor for Rina and Rina begins to work for Ema. Her job is called body works, which is to plasticize dead bodies f...

2020.

1 Movie
461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son

461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son

10
2020
Kazuki Suzumoto has a son who is 15 years old. Kouki is at a vulnerable time. The father feels bad for his son. He fails his high school entrance exam. Kouki barely passed his high school entrance exa...

2019.

3 Movies
Only the Cat Knows

Only the Cat Knows

2019
Masaru and Yukiko have been married 44 years. They have three children who live independently from them. Masaru and Yukiko enjoy their peaceful days, but, one day, Yukiko tells her daughter Naoko that...
Weathering with You

Weathering with You

6.49
2019
Tokyo is currently experiencing rain showers that seem to disrupt the usual pace of everyone living there to no end. The runaway high school student, who struggles to financially support himself, ends...
Tora-san, Wish You Were Here

Tora-san, Wish You Were Here

2019
The 50th film in Tora-san series, using the old footages and newly shot scenes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series. The adult Mitsuo, Tora-san’s nephew, who runs into Izumi, his first love...

2014.

1 Movie
The Little House

The Little House

2014
After Taki's death, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovered several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady had recorded her memories. The truth about her youth working as a housema...

2013.

2 Movies
Hameln

Hameln

2013
It All Began When I Met You

It All Began When I Met You

2013
Six love stories following the love lives of ten different people.

2012.

1 Movie
Tokyo Newcomer

Tokyo Newcomer

2012
A young Chinese Go board game player arrives in Japan for training. He doesn't speak Japanese and becomes embarrassed living there. By dropping his Go stones, he happens to meet an old Japanese woman ...

2011.

1 Movie
The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief

2011
Set in Hokkaido, revolving around an ex-convict named Shima Yusaku who has just been released from prison. Along with two young strangers, he sets out on a journey back to where his wife is, unsure of...

2010.

1 Movie
Zatoichi: The Last

Zatoichi: The Last

2010
A blind swordsman is provoked back into battle after trying to lead a quiet life with his wife.

2009.

1 Movie
Honokaa Boy

Honokaa Boy

2009
A young Japanese college student falls in love with an older Japanese-Caucasian woman in Hawaii.

2008.

1 Movie
Kabei: Our Mother

Kabei: Our Mother

2008
The peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up h...

2005.

1 Movie
A Heartful of Love

A Heartful of Love

2005
Hiroshi, a 30 year-old businessman, traveled back in time. He met her because Kazumi was gravely ill. Hiroshi was able to help the young woman from his past.

2004.

2 Movies
The Hidden Blade

The Hidden Blade

4
2004
A young samurai leaves his home in 19th century Japan to start a new life after falling in love with a farm girl. When he is ordered to kill a traitor, he has to consider his new life.
Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

7.04
2004
When a shy young woman is cursed with an old body by a witch, her only chance of breaking the spell is with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle....

2002.

1 TV show
TV
The Summer Promise

The Summer Promise

2002
She wants to become an actress in the city far away from her home. During autumn salmon fishing, I lost my husband and tried to escape from my mother who had a hard time raising one woman. One day, a ...

2001.

1 Movie
Tracing the Gray Summer

Tracing the Gray Summer

2001
The film about the disaster took place north of Milan, Italy.

1999.

1 TV show

1997.

2 Movies
Tora-san's Tropical Fever Special Version

Tora-san's Tropical Fever Special Version

1997
Mitsuo travels to shoe stores in remote cities with a bag full of samples. While staying at budget hotels, his thoughts turn to Tora-san.

1996.

1 Movie
The Rainbow Seeker

The Rainbow Seeker

1996
A young man fails his company entrance exams and leaves home to work at a run-down cinema in Tokushima, whose owner lives to bring entertaining films to the residents of his small town.

1995.

1 Movie
Tora-san to the Rescue

Tora-san to the Rescue

1995
Tora-san is trying to get his nephew and his girlfriend together.

1994.

1 Movie
Tora-san's Easy Advice

Tora-san's Easy Advice

1994
In his new job as a shoe salesman, Mitsuo was invited to a festival and met a friend's sister. An injured housewife is helped by Tora-san on her yearly vacation.

1993.

1 Movie
Tora-san's Matchmaker

Tora-san's Matchmaker

1993
After failing to find a job, Mitsuo becomes a fisherman on a small island and develops a crush on a young nurse there. Tora-san was dispatched to bring Mitsuo back home and fell in love with a woman v...

1992.

1 Movie
Tora-san Makes Excuses

Tora-san Makes Excuses

1992
Yoji Yamada directed Tora-san Makes Excuses. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Tora-san and Kumiko Goto as Madonna.

1991.

1 Movie
Tora-san confesses

Tora-san confesses

1991
When Izumi can't stand seeing her mother flirt with other men, she leaves home. She sends a letter to Mitsuo and Mitsuo goes looking for her. But Izumi unexpectedly meets Tora-san.

1990.

1 Movie
Tora-san Takes a Vacation

Tora-san Takes a Vacation

1990
Mitsuo goes to Nagoya to visit Izumi, whose father left Izumi’s sad, bar hostess mother for another woman, so together they decide to confront him in Oita. Meanwhile, Izumi’s mother befriends Tora-san...

1989.

2 Movies
Tora-san Goes to Vienna

Tora-san Goes to Vienna

1989
During his wandering throughout Japan, Tora-san meets a suicidal man. He travels with the man to Vienna, but winds up homesick for Japan.
Tora-san, My Uncle

Tora-san, My Uncle

1989
The nephew of Tora-san is exchanging letters with a woman who was taken out of Tokyo by her parents.

1988.

1 Movie
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial

Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial

1988
In his travels through Japan, Tora-san meets and falls in love with a female doctor, however he is afraid of committing to a relationship.

1987.

2 Movies
Tora-san Plays Daddy

Tora-san Plays Daddy

1987
A playboy-gambler friend of Tora-san dies and his mother abandons his little boy. Tora-san and the cosmetics saleslady became a surrogate family after searching for the boy's mother.
Tora-san Goes North

Tora-san Goes North

1987
In rural Hokkaido, Tora-san helps a cantankerous old vet (Mifune) in his relationships with his daughter and a woman he is secretly interested in.

1986.

4 Movies
Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies

Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies

1986
The environment and the movie stars at a Japanese film studio in the early '30s are recreated in this drama that looks back on a distinctive period in cinematic history. A fictional director Ogata dis...
Women Who Do Not Divorce

Women Who Do Not Divorce

1986
Keiichi is a weather man. He got involved with two married women. Both want to divorce but are stuck in meaningless marriages. Keiichi witnessed passions boil to an unforgiving climax while being unde...
Lost in the Wilderness

Lost in the Wilderness

1986
Naomi Uemura went missing in Alaska. The first Japanese expedition reached the summit of Mt Everest. He was the first man to reach the North Pole. After spending time in Siorapaluk, Uemura returns to ...
Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy

Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy

1986
During his travels, Tora-san comes across a traditional theater he used to visit, and discovers that one of his old friends has died. A friend's daughter becomes romantically involved with an aspiring...

1985.

2 Movies
Tora-san, the Go-Between

Tora-san, the Go-Between

1985
In Nagasaki, Tora-san and an acquaintance help an old woman who has fallen and injured herself. She invites them to her home where the three share a night of eating and drinking. The old woman's healt...
Tora-san's Island Encounter

Tora-san's Island Encounter

1985
Akemi, Tora-san's family's neighbor, ran away from her husband, who was only interested in work. Tora-san tries to bring her back to her home. He encounters a school-reunion group who are traveling to...

1984.

2 Movies
Marriage Counselor Tora-san

Marriage Counselor Tora-san

1984
In Shibamata, Tokyo, Tora-san's family prepares for a wedding. Meanwhile, the traveling Tora-san meets an old acqaintance in Iwate Province. Tora-san refuses to drink with him, afraid that the acquain...
Tora-san's Forbidden Love

Tora-san's Forbidden Love

1984
A hard-working salaryman abruptly disappears while Tora-san is at his home. When the man's wife asks Tora-san to help find him, he falls in love with her, and secretly hopes the husband won't be found...

1983.

3 Movies
Karate Cop 2

Karate Cop 2

1983
An apple seed left at the scene of a bank robbery holds the answer to the robbers' location.
Tora-san Goes Religious?

Tora-san Goes Religious?

1983
Tora-san went to his brother-in-law's hometown to attend a memorial service for his father. Tora-san wore the priest's robe to deliver the memorial speech, much to his family's surprise. Thinking he's...
Tora-san's Song of Love

Tora-san's Song of Love

1983
Tora-san returned to his family home to find out that his brother-in-law couldn't attend the athletic event. Tora-san got into an argument with his brother-in-law's boss. A popular enka singer is the ...

1982.

2 Movies
Tora-san, the Expert

Tora-san, the Expert

1982
Tora-san gets into an argument with his uncle. He met a young woman named Keiko and a shy zoologist named Sabur in Kyushu and tried to find a match for them when they returned to Tokyo.
Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san

Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san

1982
In Kyoto, Tora-san gets drunk. The old man is a national treasure. The old man's maid fell in love with him.

1981.

3 Movies
Station

Station

1981
A detective is investigating the case of a serial killer who killed police officers.
Tora-san's Love in Osaka

Tora-san's Love in Osaka

1981
When he comes to Osaka, Tora-san falls in love with a geisha. He tells his family that he plans to marry her. The geisha informs Tora-san that she is engaged to him.
Tora-san's Promise

Tora-san's Promise

1981
Tora-san returns to his family's home to attend an elementary school class reunion. He got drunk and embarrassed himself. He met a girl in Kyushu who fell in love with Tora-san. One of Tora-san's frie...

1980.

4 Movies
A Distant Cry from Spring

A Distant Cry from Spring

1980
The quiet life of a mother and her young son living on a farm in Hokkaido is changed by the arrival of a man who ignites flames of romance in the heart of the mother and shows her boy the importance o...
Tora-san's Tropical Fever

Tora-san's Tropical Fever

1980
When cabaret singer Lily writes Toraya about her illness, Tora-san rushes to Okinawa to be by her side.
Foster Daddy, Tora!

Foster Daddy, Tora!

1980
After a friend and business colleague dies, Tora-san visits the man's daughter and takes her to Tokyo so she can study for an exam.

1979.

2 Movies
Tora-san's Dream of Spring

Tora-san's Dream of Spring

1979
Tora-san's opinions about Americans get challenged when another wandering peddler Michael Jordan stops by Shibamata.
Tora-san, the Matchmaker

Tora-san, the Matchmaker

1979
Tora-san helps out a runaway bride.

1978.

2 Movies
Talk of the Town Tora-san

Talk of the Town Tora-san

1978
After a chance encounter with Hiroshi's father on a bus, Tora decided to get serious and reflect on the mortality of man. A beautiful lady starts working at Toraya and derails his plans.
Stage-Struck Tora-san

Stage-Struck Tora-san

1978
Tomekichi, a young man who looks up to Tora-san, is at an inn where Tora-san is staying after an argument with his family.

1977.

3 Movies
Tora-san Plays Cupid

Tora-san Plays Cupid

1977
Watt is friends with Tora-san. Tora tried to match Watt with a waitress.
The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief

1977
Three people are on a road trip.
Tora-san Meets His Lordship

Tora-san Meets His Lordship

1977
The descendant of a feudal lord befriends Tora-san. The man wants Tora to find his dead son's wife.

1976.

3 Movies
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset

1976
On the first day of school, Tora-san found that Mitsuo was embarrassed. After a fight with his family, he goes to a bar to drink and then brings home an old man with a sad story. The geishas are Tora ...
Tora-san's Pure Love

Tora-san's Pure Love

1976
When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher causes family turmoil, he leaves on his travels again. He fell in love with the teacher's mother when he came back.
The Village

The Village

1976
This seems to be a labor of love. A village is given the chance to put on a musical. They would have to pay the overhead and be busy and not rich to question the wisdom and feasibility of such an idea...

1975.

2 Movies
Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again

Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again

1975
Tora-san visits Hokkaido and is reunited with Lily. Now divorced, she plans to resume her singing career and renews her unusual relationship with Tora-san.
Tora-san, the Intellectual

Tora-san, the Intellectual

1975
A visit to the grave of a woman he met years ago inspired Tora-san to pursue an education. He falls for Toraya's new tenant when he returns to Shibamata to study.

1974.

2 Movies
Tora-san's Lullaby

Tora-san's Lullaby

1974
After Hiroshi was injured in a workplace accident, Torajiro left to work as a traveling salesman and gave Sakura the money he had saved. A father and son share a drink. The man left his baby behind in...
Tora-san's Lovesick

Tora-san's Lovesick

1974
After Torajiro's latest attempt to find a bride goes awry, he starts traveling again and runs into Utako, a widow.

1973.

2 Movies
Tora-san Loves an Artist

Tora-san Loves an Artist

1973
Tora-San returns to Shibamata just before his family leaves on a trip for Kyushu. Later, he encounters an old school chum and begins to have feeling for his artist sister.
Tora-san's Forget Me Not

Tora-san's Forget Me Not

1973
On the road again, Torajiro meets a lounge singer.

1972.

4 Movies
Home from the Sea

Home from the Sea

1972
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They love this piece of land and the simple life they lead. They are fo...
Tora-san's Dear Old Home

Tora-san's Dear Old Home

1972
Torajiro befriends three young women on vacation while Sakura and Hiroshi struggle to save money to build a house.
My Voiceless Friends

My Voiceless Friends

1972
A man who survived the war carries the will of his comrades in arms, walking across the country visiting the bereaved families.
Tora-san's Dream-Come-True

Tora-san's Dream-Come-True

1972
When Tora-san returns to visit his family, he is surprised to find an arrogant professor occupying his room. The professor and Tora-san become rivals for the affection of Chiyo.

1971.

3 Movies
Tora-san's Shattered Romance

Tora-san's Shattered Romance

1971
After watching a television report about his hometown and meeting a young woman that reminds him of his sister, Torajiro becomes homesick. A new tenant is moving into a restaurant.
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan

1971
After a fight with his mother, Torajiro sets off to find a bride.
Tora-san's Love Call

Tora-san's Love Call

1971
Torajiro tried to give up his wandering ways after receiving a message from Hiroshi's father.

1970.

5 Movies
Oh, My Comrade!

Oh, My Comrade!

1970
Fukuzo, Kato and Matsuko, Kato's wife, are operating the "Kurenai Sightseeing Service" in Tokyo. Fukuzo and Kato were comrades during the war. One day Fukuzo guides Harumi, an old woman, to the Yasuku...
Tora-san, His Tender Love

Tora-san, His Tender Love

1970
As New Year's approaches, a salesman falls in love with an inn manager.
Tora-san's Grand Scheme

Tora-san's Grand Scheme

1970
The plan to take his aunt and uncle on a trip to Hawaii to pay off his filial debt didn't work out. A pretty kindergarten teacher rents a room.
Where Spring Comes Late

Where Spring Comes Late

1970
The first EXPO in Japan took place in 1970 and the story is set there. A miner loses his job because the mine he worked in was shut down. He decided to move with his family to Hokkaido in northern Jap...
Tora-san's Runaway

Tora-san's Runaway

1970
After an encounter with a dying yakuza's son and at his sister Sakura's urging, Torajiro attempts to change his vagrant lifestyle and become an honest worker with a steady job.

1969.

3 Movies
Tora-san's Cherished Mother

Tora-san's Cherished Mother

1969
A man is looking for someone special in Kyoto.
Vagabond Schemer

Vagabond Schemer

1969
The return of a man to Japan from Borneo creates chaos in a village.
It's Tough Being a Man

It's Tough Being a Man

1969
When Tora-San was thrown out of his father's house, he reconnected with his aunt, uncle and sister. Tora wreaks havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting and ruining Sak...

1968.

2 Movies
I, the Executioner

I, the Executioner

1968
There is a link between a serial killer and a young man who committed suicide.
The Million Dollar Pursuit

The Million Dollar Pursuit

1968
Hazama meets a woman at a restaurant and she asks him to protect her and her diamond.

1967.

4 Movies
Song of Love

Song of Love

1967
There is a love story between two young people in Shikoku.
Lover's Duet

Lover's Duet

1967
A singer makes her debut. The film is a remake.
Greatest Challenge of All

Greatest Challenge of All

1967
After an argument with his father a son leaves his home and comes back only, as an adult, many years later just to cause them problem after problem.
Let's Have A Dream

Let's Have A Dream

1967
A Japanese stage actor in Yokohama is terminally ill, and is determined to end his life, but doesn’t know to have inherited a large sum of money from Switzerland.

1966.

4 Movies
暖流

暖流

1966
Our Wonderful Years

Our Wonderful Years

1966
The story of a selfless mother and her family throughout the decades, from th 1920's to the 1960's.
Gamblers' Luck

Gamblers' Luck

1966
A group of ne'er-do-wells live happily in the slums of what is now Tokyo and have a number of adventures: they get drunk and go whoring, revenge themselves on cruel landlords, animate the corpse of a ...
The Lovable Tramp

The Lovable Tramp

1966
Saotome is a white-collar worker and he was neglected by his wife and children at home. He met Gen, a blue-collar worker and they became good friends.

1965.

2 Movies
Che, Che, Che with Love

Che, Che, Che with Love

1965
A musical relationship.
A Trap

A Trap

1965
Kiriko travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother who is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman. She was shattered when the lawyer refused to take ...

1964.

2 Movies
Our Happiness Alone

Our Happiness Alone

1964
Mototsugu is the younger son of Akira Sakawa, a director of an advertising agency whose mother, Nobuko, is ill with cancer of the liver. His elder brother, Ichiro, works at the Bank of Japan whose wif...
Samurai from Nowhere

Samurai from Nowhere

1964
Misawa Ihei is traveling with his wife, who dislikes sword fighting for prize money. The clan's chief counselor married the low-ranking Ihei to avoid becoming the clan lord's mistress. Oba Gunjuro is ...

1963.

5 Movies
The Image of Mother

The Image of Mother

1963
A young man who was separated from his mother as a child searches for her in defiance of a family who ignores the poor and homeless.
The Night We Danced

The Night We Danced

1963
Three sisters have a dance act.
Shichinin no keiji

Shichinin no keiji

1963
Miyoko Sekiguchi, who works at a second-rate trading company, and car mechanic Koji Fukumoto are in love. A call girl's body was found in Toyamagahara the morning after Koji and Miyoko went out for a ...
The Sunshine Girl

The Sunshine Girl

1963
A young factory worker is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.
Sing, Young People

Sing, Young People

1963
A story about four best friends. One of them got an offer to be a movie star.

1962.

6 Movies
Ballad of a Workman

Ballad of a Workman

1962
A demobilized soldier becomes a day laborer with a road construction gang, and his wife goes to work to bolster their income. Their dream is to have a happy family.
Drunkard's Paradise

Drunkard's Paradise

1962
Both fathers and sons are heavy drinkers. The son died in an accident at a bar. The satire focuses on why people drink alcohol.
Hadashi no hanayome

Hadashi no hanayome

1962
Japanese comedy film.
Glory on the Summit

Glory on the Summit

1962
A treasury official passed over for promotion and obsessed with careerism interferes in the lives of his three sons, who seek escape from his relentless pressure in the mortal danger of mountain climb...
Our Marriage

Our Marriage

1962
Two sisters fall in love with the same man.

1961.

2 Movies
As the Clouds Scatter

As the Clouds Scatter

1961
A provincial bus driver plans to marry his conductress, but one night he sees the woman he once loved, which throws him into turmoil.
Furimuita hanayome

Furimuita hanayome

1961
Japanese comedy film.
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